eat

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For the verb: "to eat"

Simple Past: ate
Past Participle: eaten

WordReference English-Italiano Dictionary © 2014:

Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
eat viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." literal (consume food)mangiare vi
 I'm hungry. Let's eat!
 Ho fame. Mangiamo!
 
Additional Translations
eat viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (corrode)erodere, corrodere vtr
 Acid rain has eaten into the rock surface.
 La pioggia acida ha eroso la superficie della roccia.
eat vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (food: chew and swallow)mangiare vtr
 I have difficulty eating meat because of my loose teeth.
 Faccio fatica a mangiare la carne a causa del mio dente che dondola.
eat vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (ravage)  (colloquiale)mangiarsi vrif
  consumare vtr
 The new software eats into the system's resources.
 Il nuovo software si mangia le risorse di sistema.
eat vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (make a hole)corrodere, intaccare vtr
 The acid ate into the surface of the bench.
 L'acido ha corroso la superficie della panca.
eat vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." figurative (consume)  (figurativo, colloquiale, consumare denaro)prosciugare vtr
 Her telephone bill ate into her spending cash.
 La sua bolletta telefonica ha prosciugato il fondo spese.
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WordReference English-Italiano Dictionary © 2014:

Compound Forms/Forme composte
a bite to eat nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (snack)  (informale: piccolo pasto)un boccone nm
all-you-can-eat adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (restaurant buffet: unlimited)a volontà
dog-eat-dog   (slang)competitivo adj
eat away vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (gnaw at, erode)erodere, sgretolare vtr
 The chalk cliffs are being eaten away slowly by the action of the sea.
 The affair was eating away at her peace of mind.
eat away at vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." figurative (trouble, worry)affliggere, tormentare vtr
eat away at vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." figurative (erode)consumare vtr
eat badly mangiare da cani nmpl
eat crow v informal, figurative (be forced to admit one's error)ingoiare il rospo vtr
eat crow nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (be humble, admit to an error)ammettere un errore vtr
eat dinner v (have evening meal)cenare vi
 We usually eat dinner around 7 pm.
 Di solito ceniamo circa alle 19,00.
eat dirt v figurative, slang (submit to humiliation)subire un'umiliazione vtr
eat humble pie v informal, figurative (be forced to admit one's error)farsi umile v rif
eat in viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (dine at home)mangiare a casa vi
eat into vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." figurative (use or consume part of)rosicchiare, erodere vtr
eat like a bird viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (consume little or in small amounts)mangiare come un uccellino vi
eat lunch v (have midday meal)pranzare vi
 I usually eat lunch at 1p.m.
 Di solito pranzo all'una.
Eat my shorts interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" slang (expressing contempt or superiority)  (volgare)baciami il culo inter
eat out viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (dine at a restaurant)mangiare fuori vi
eat up vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." figurative (finish: a meal)finire un pasto vtr
eat up vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (consume, use in great quantity)consumare, finire vtr
eat up vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (enjoy enthusiastically)mangiare con gusto vi
eat up vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (believe without questions)credere a qualcosa vi
  abboccare vi
eat up! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" informal (finish your meal!)finisci di mangiare inter
eat well mangiare bene vi
eat your fill v (eat until sated)mangiare a crepapelle vi
eat your heart out interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" slang (be envious of my achievement)roditi il fegato inter
  crepa inter
eat your words v figurative (be proven wrong)doversi rimangiare qualcosa v rif
eat-all che mangia tutto adj
eat-in kitchen nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (kitchen also used as dining room)cucina abitabile nf
Eat
drink and be merry
exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
(Enjoy life while you can)godi finché puoi espr
good to eat adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (tasty, delicious)  (di buon sapore)buono, delizioso, squisito agg
Nota: Also, simply edible: "Are those yellow berries good to eat, or are they poisonous?"
 Fresh strawberries are good to eat.
 Le fragole fresche sono deliziose.
   (che si può mangiare)buono da mangiare, commestibile, edibile agg
 Alcuni funghi non sono buoni da mangiare.
have your cake and eat it too avere la botte piena e la moglie ubriaca
let's eat mangiamo v (imp)
live to eat vivere per mangiare
safe to eat adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (food: free from germs and toxins)sicuro da mangiare agg
to eat like a pig mangiare come un maiale v
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